Cocoa, the fantastic, spastic, singing diva

cocoa the bunny

cocoa the bunnyCocoa is normally a very polite, quiet and shy little thing with her nose always stuck in a book. She simply adores Beatrix Potter. (C’mon she is a rabbit after all. ) And can’t get enough of Joanne Fluke’s “Hannah Swensen” series. She loves the cozy mysteries almost as much as the recipes included in the books.

She especially loves the ones with chocolate in the title and recipes made with chocolate that she just has to bake. Chocolate cookies, chocolate cake, chocolate fudge. Just one little nibble of some rich chocolaty goodness, Cocoa transforms from a bookworm to a fantastic, spastic, singing diva. And man, can she bust a rhyme like nobody’s business.

Cocoa is a limited addition and available in our Green Carbon 2112 shop.

cocoa the singing diva bunnyCocoa was completely handmade using a combination of recycled and eco-friendly materials. The rich chocolate cotton fabric that is her “fur” was left over from a quilt project completed many years ago. The bright pink velveteen that I used in her ears and tail I’ve been toting around for so many years, I’m not sure where it came from originally.

Measurements:

5.5 inches Tall from the tips of her ears to her paws.
6.5 inches Long from nose to tail

unique rabbit

Latest updates from the Bristol Books Examiner

spencer quinn dog on it

I’ve been writing for the Examiner about books and book related subjects and events in New Hampshire for a little over a year. The Examiner website has gone through some major changes not only to its look, but how it pays its writers.

You see, the Examiner doesn’t pay per article, they pay per click on articles, slideshows and lists that the writers create. So, not only do I have to write all my own original content, create slideshows etc., but then I have to promote the hell out of each one just to make a few bucks. It used to be easier, my articles hit the front page of the New Hampshire site every time. Now, they don’t give each state its own home page which makes it really hard for my articles to claw their way to the front page.

I write The Bristol Books Examiner page and mixed in with my book reviews, I like to help promote library events, local book store events and book related things happening in New Hampshire.

So, please click on the links below and help a freelancing bookworm out. 🙂

These are a few of my latest articles on The Bristol Books. Click and subscribe to receive updates in your email.

New eco art show opens at Nash Gallery 

Waste Made Hills eco art show“Internal Landscapes: Eco Art and Exploring Place” opened on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the Nash Gallery in New Hampton, NH. The new work by Cynthia Cutting Robinson is the second art show to exhibit in the newly refurbished Nash Gallery located on the lower level of the Gordon-Nash Library.

The artist, Ms. Robinson, has been a painter for more than 20 years, and now uses a wide variety of materials and processes to make artworks centered on environmental issues and ideas. Click Here to continue reading…

Hitchcock’s “The Birds” still terrifies 50 years later

Poster for "The Birds" by Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock  was the master of suspense and 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of one of his most chilling masterpieces, “The Birds” released in 1963. This classic thriller of alienation and horror was adapted for the screen from a short story written by Daphne du Maurier. The story was first published in 1952 in a collection of short stories titled “The Apple Tree” and republished under the name “The Birds and Other Stories” in 1963 to coincide with the film’s release. Click Here to continue…

Encourage the love of reading with a 2013 Ladybug Picture Book Award nominee

Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

In March 2013, the Ladybug Picture Book Award committee chose the nominees for the 2013 Ladybug Picture Book Award. This is a great selection of stories to encourage reading at an early age.

The Ladybug Picture Book Award is designed to promote early literacy and honor the best in recently published children’s picture books. A committee of children’s librarians from around the state selected 10 picture book titles for young readers to read and vote on. Click Here to continue reading…

‘Dog On It’ by Spencer Quinn is a must read for dog lovers

spencer quinn dog on it

If you are a dog-lover, and a cozy mystery lover, you should immediately add the Chet and Bernie Mysteries by Spencer Quinn to your reading list. Even if you are a dog owner who hasn’t picked up a book for pleasure in years, once you read Quinn’s first book Dog On It you will find it necessary to continue reading the series.

With Chet the Jet narrating the stories from his doggie point of view, you will laugh out loud and think “Hey, my dog does that” or “Wow, that explains a lot”. Click Here to continue reading…

The 2013-2014 Great Stone Face

Book Award nominees encourage young readers 

The Power of Poppy Pendle

Librarians, teachers and parents are always looking for ways to encourage reading. Sometimes a bookworm is born, but for some children, it takes just the right book to ignite the spark to turn them into a life long reader. Click Here to continue reading…